Dunkin' Donuts' 'Iced Coffee Day' benefits 2 CT childrens hospit - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Dunkin' Donuts' 'Iced Coffee Day' benefits 2 CT childrens hospitals

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -

Connecticut's Dunkin' Donuts franchises announced that its Iced Coffee Day on Wednesday will benefit two children's hospitals.

Dunkin' Donuts said $1 from every iced coffee sold at participating restaurants will go to the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford and Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

The company said all of the funds collected on Wednesday will be divided evenly between the two hospitals.

It said the promotion applies to iced coffees of any size.

"Connecticut Children's is grateful to the guests, employees and franchises of Dunkin' Donuts for their incredible generosity," said David Kinahan, president, Connecticut Children's Medical Center Foundation. "Through the many Dunkin' Donuts programs, we are able to increase awareness of the exceptional care that is provided each day at Connecticut Children's while raising funds that help give children the care they deserve."

Last year, Dunkin' Donuts said its Iced Coffee Day raised $110,000 for the hospitals, which received $55,000 each.

"Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital is delighted to partner with Dunkin' Donuts for Iced Coffee Day and appreciates the generosity of the franchises and their guests in making a difference in the lives of the children we care for," said Cynthia Sparer, executive director, Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital.

The company said it was proud to be a partner of the hospitals.

"Both are such important institutions, caring for the children in our state," said John Coughlin, Dunkin' Donuts franchisee. "We hope this Iced Coffee Day partnership will give both our guests and the children and families served by these great hospitals the boost they need."

The promotion does not apply to franchises located in Fairfield County.

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